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Sudbury police looking for sexual assault suspect after random attack


Sudbury police are looking for a male suspect after a random attack and sexual assault in a residential area of the Donovan on Monday night.

"Around 9:30 p.m., a community member was outside of their residence when they were confronted by an unknown individual. An altercation took place and the unknown individual forced the community member inside the residence," police said in a news release.

"The unknown individual assaulted, threatened and then sexually assaulted the community member inside the residence before fleeing the area."

Officers were called around 10:30 p.m. to the home in the area of Baker Street, Montcalm Avenue, Patterson Street and MacKenzie Street near two schools – Marymount Academy and Sudbury Secondary School.

The suspect is described as a male in his late 20s, six feet tall with tanned skin and buzz-cut hair.

"At the time of the incident, the individual was wearing a dark blue hoodie, black pants and black running shoes," police said.

"The individuals involved in this incident are not known to each other."

As police continue to investigate and canvas the area looking for video surveillance footage, they are advising the public to be extra cautious and be on the lookout.

"Anyone with video surveillance equipment in the area including dash camera footage at the time of the incident and doorbell camera footage is asked to review the footage and contact police if there is anything suspicious," police said.

"Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact police at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477."

Resources for sexual assault survivors in Canada

If you or someone you know is struggling with sexual assault or trauma, the following resources are available to support people in crisis:

If you are in immediate danger or fear for your safety, you should call 911.

A full list of sexual assault centres in Canada that offer information, advocacy and counselling can be found at Resources in your community can be found by entering your postal code. 

Helplines, legal services and locations that offer sexual assault kits in Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia can be found here.

  • National Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419
  • 24-hour crisis line: 1-416-597-8808 
  • Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-833-900-1010 
  • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-330-6366
  • Sexual misconduct support for current or former members of the Armed Forces: 1-844-750-1648

Read about your rights as a victim here. Top Stories

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